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Bus from San Cristobal de las Casas to the Beaches of Oaxaca

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Travel to the Beaches of Oaxaca

This is a straight forward way to get from San Cristobal de las Casas to the beaches of Oaxaca.

There are two main ways:

1. Take a first class bus straight there.

2. Take the cheaper route and change buses a few time en route.

Direct bus to the beach from San Cristobal de las Casas

To take a direct bus, go to the bus station on Ave. Insurgentes and the Tuxtla/ Gutierrez. It is the first class bus station on the northeast side of the intersection.

Price: 480+ pesos

The cheaper route to the beach

To travel to the beaches of Oaxaca from San Cristobal de las Casas the cheaper way, you first you need to take a minibus to Tuxtla, the capital of Chiapas, which costs 40 pesos. After you do this walk to the main bus terminal of Tuxtla or to a bus stop serving Oaxaca (ask around). From here, you can take a bus to Salina Cruz, and then hop on another bus to Pochutla. From Pochutla, you are pretty much already on the beach, just flag down a collectivo pickup truck and have them take you to Puerto Angel. From Puerto Angel, you can go to Zipolite, Mazunte, or Augustinillo.

Prices:

Minibus to Tuxtla- 40 pesos
Tuxtla to Salina Cruz- 150 pesos
Salina Cruz to Pochutla- 100-142 pesos
Pochutla to Puerto Angel- 5 pesos (pickup truck collectivo)
Puerto Angel to Zipolite- 10 pesos (taxi collectivo)
Zipolite to Mazunte/ Augustinillo- 5 pesos (pickup truck collectivo)

Good beaches in Oaxaca

There are many good beaches in Oaxaca, Mexico, such as: Mazunte, Zipolite, Augustinillo, Puerto Escondido, and Puerto Angel. Many of these beaches are on the tourist trail, and cater mostly to visitors, but Puerto Angel still retains much of its local feel.

Maps

Route to Oaxaca beaches

Bus station in San Cristobal de las Casas

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